Missouri Car Accident Attorney
Under Missouri's dram shop laws, drinking establishments, restaurants, and liquor stores can be held financially liable for serving visibly intoxicated patrons that injure or kill someone in a car accident. At the Carter Law Offices, our Kansas City drunk driving accident attorneys recover financial damages for clients who have been injured or have lost a family member in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver.
We gather sales receipts, credit card statements, and eyewitness testimony to create a timeline of when drinks were ordered, how many, and over what period of time. If video camera footage is available, we point to uncoordinated behavior, unsteady walking, and other visible signs of intoxication. We expose negligence on the part of bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and sponsors of private parties in over-serving people who later cause injuries in car accidents.
If you have been injured or a family member has been killed due to a drunk driver, contact dram shop attorneys at the Carter Law Offices today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Drunk Driving Injuries and Accidents
Our personal injury attorneys represent clients suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in drunk driving accidents:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
- Head trauma
- Paraplegia / quadriplegia
Dram Shop Liability - Knowing if You have a Case
While the police may tell you that the driver who hit you or killed your family member was drunk, they won't necessarily tell you if a bar tender or restaurant over-served them. Missouri's dram shop laws apply to civil cases, not criminal cases. As such, the police will not necessarily investigate whether or not a drunk driver was negligently over-served by a bar or at a private party.
At the Carter Law Offices, we have the resources to investigate the whereabouts of a drunk driver and their actions leading up to an accident. We know what evidence to look for and how to find it. To schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you, contact drunk driving accident lawyers at Carter Law Offices today.